Atheist Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes

BLASPHEMER

misebogland

From  1 January 2010,  Irish blasphemy law came into being. Blasphemy is  a crime punishable by a €25,000 fine. The law defines blasphemy as publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion, with some defences permitted.

This  law is both silly and dangerous. It is silly because medieval religious laws have no place in a modern secular republic, where the criminal law should protect people and not ideas. And it is dangerous because it incentivises religious outrage, and because Islamic States led by Pakistan are already using the wording of this Irish law to promote new blasphemy laws at UN level.

We believe in the golden rule: that we have a right to be treated justly, and that we have a responsibility to treat other people…

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One comment on “Atheist Ireland Publishes 25 Blasphemous Quotes

  1. BLASPHEMER Blasphemer is one of Youngest Son’s favorite words.

    At 6’4′ (still growing), his head held high looking down at me from his

    rarified heights , with his deep deep voice he can say “BLASPHEMER !!”

    with an arrogant condescending elegance that no one else and no other word

    can evoke. He castigates me with this word, usually when I make some sort of

    tech lingo boo boo or if I confuse the sci fi references.

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